A new water reservoir is now operational in Dubai’s Enkhali area, as part of efforts to boost the emirate’s water security.

The facility, with a storage capacity of 120 million imperial gallons (MIG), was commissioned by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority at a total cost of AED 287.8 million.

It will help improve the efficiency and reliability of water networks and increase the volume of reserves to keep pace with Dubai’s development.

The latest project, along with three other reservoirs in the Lusaily, Hassyan and Hatta areas, will ultimately increase the desalinated water storage capacity in Dubai to 1,121.3 MIG, from the current capacity of 1 001.3 MIG.

“These tanks are in addition to the Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project for desalinated water, of which DEWA has completed the first phase. The large-scale ASR project can store up to 6,000 million imperial gallons of water, when completed by 2025,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA.


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